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Food and drink bites, October 2016

Is this segment supposed to be monthly? Lucky it’s not my day job…. Reviews follow detailing a few places I’ve checked out in recent weeks. Please comment if you’ve been – I’d love to hear your opinion too. Cafes Mitts and trays 7.5/10 We couldn’t get into Farzi one Saturday afternoon, so […]

October 18, 2016 ×

Recipes

Tomato Recipes – Inspired by Provence

Tomato Recipes – Inspired by Provence

My life in Provence is a simple one. I wake to the clangs of the village bells and the dogs that howl in harmony. I walk to the bakery – simple baguette is now all I need. The previous holidays’ over-eager eyes and expanding waistline have taught me that croissants, […]

August 30, 2013 ×

News Events and More

“Simply” not good enough

“Simply” not good enough

Don’t you love sitting down to some really, really great food? I love Pierre Gagnaire’s food, but not only that, his personal style. Each dish is formulated with balance and finesse. It’s haute cuisine, which ever so slightly nudges the pretty end of Molecular Gastronomy without ever going completely into […]

March 13, 2013 ×

Recipes

Beef Daube Provencal

Beef Daube Provencal

I love stews, particularly French ones. Unfortunately however, I can’t get my kids to adore Boeuf Bourguignon the way I do. It’s not just the mushrooms they can’t stand, but the overall richness. In a recent trip to Provence however, I discovered the lighter, mushroom-free alternative. It’s only been around […]

September 13, 2012 ×

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Provincial Lavender and Honey Cake

Provincial Lavender and Honey Cake

This is a honey and lavender bundt I prepared for my children. They are dairy and gluten intolerant, so I have made accordingly – it would possibly taste better with softened butter to replace the oil, cows’ milk, and a light country wheat flour to replace my gluten free mix. […]

August 11, 2012 ×

Recipes

Caramel and Chestnut pie

Caramel and Chestnut pie

I’m still in France, and finding it increasingly hard to stay gluten and dairy free in support of my children. But the way I figure it, it’s only the kids who are supposed to be on that diet, so I’m allowed to fall off the wagon for a month. I […]

July 28, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel

Fatty Liver

Fatty Liver

This morning, the collection included a Muscadet, a Picpoul and a Chablis from our oyster wine-match experiment. Then, of course there was the Tavel – a palate cleanser before the main, then the rest of the whites with it. I think the “Vallon” from Mas de la Dame probably got […]

July 19, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel

Saint Remy – the market, the yellow house and green zebras

Saint Remy – the market, the yellow house and green zebras

Saint Remy de Provence is famous for being the place where Vincent Van Gogh tried to regain sanity. Unfortunately, it seems it did not work (He shot himself a year later, it’s thought). It’s a cacophony of a village, confused and overrun. Tiny, colourful and quaint, and full of loud […]

July 16, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel

Tarascon – the Maman of markets

Tarascon – the Maman of markets

Each market in France seems to have its own personality. It’s odd, because often, I see the same vendors in different market squares on different days, and yet they slide into each market puzzle seamlessly. The markets are faces of a partially solved Rubik’s cube, the vendors its coloured squares. […]

July 13, 2012 ×